“SORRY, THERE’S NO MAGIC BULLET. YOU GOTTA EAT HEALTHY AND LIVE HEALTHY TO BE HEALTHY AND LOOK HEALTHY. END OF STORY.”
– MORGAN SPURLOCK, DOCUMENTARIAN, FILMMAKER AND PRODUCER,
A healthy diet is one that consists of different varieties of food in certain quantities and proportions that ensure that an adequate amount of proteins, minerals, vitamins, calories and nutrients is acquired. A balanced diet should also provide the body with a sufficient amount of bioactive phytochemicals like dietary fiber, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals which reap a large number of health benefits..
HEALTH IS WEALTH
A healthy diet is essential for numerous reasons, such as: it helps with our growth, strengthens our bones and muscles, and boosts our immunity. Healthy eating should be followed by people of all ages in order to maintain a good physical and mental balance and ensure a long and well-lived lifespan.
Foods and Their Nutritional Value:
Below are various types of foods alongside their nutritional value:
1)Potatoes, Bread, Beans, and Corn: These are the main sources of carbohydrates. The calories obtained from these foods provide us with energy to do our daily physical activities.
2)Seafood, Pulses, Milk, Meat, and Eggs: These foods are high in protein, meaning they help build and repair bones, muscles, and damaged cells.
3)Walnuts, Dry Fruits, Flaxseeds, Ghee, and Pumpkin Seeds: These foods are rich in healthy fats. Consuming these fats is essential to absorb nutrients and vitamins that protect your heart and brain.
4)Fruits, Leafy Vegetables, Meat, and Fish: These foods are rich in vitamins that help to repair tissues and improve bone health.
What is the Importance of a Healthy Diet?
Having a healthy diet in our daily lives is incredibly important because we are able to receive more energy, nutrients, and minerals, while simultaneously boosting the immune system. In this busy and technology-driven world, people are not paying the proper attention to their eating habits, which has increased the number of people succumbing to chronic, health-related diseases. Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes are some of the health problems which have risen due to the general lack of knowledge about healthy diets.
As we have stated, maintaining a healthy diet is essential, but also having a healthy practice of eating is also important. The following are 5 rules to follow in order to ensure proper eating:
1) Have food in smaller portions instead of larger portions.
2) Allot time to have food rather than rushing your meals in between work.
3) Cut down on unhealthy snacks and food.
4) Drink plenty of water.
5) Eat with others instead of eating alone.
Recommended Schedule for Healthy Eating:
Breakfast 7:00 AM
Snack 9:30 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Pre-Workout 3:30 PM
Post-Workout 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Benefits of Healthy Eating:
Still don’t think eating healthy is worth the effort? Take a look at the numerous benefits of being conscious of what you consume:
1) Maintaining a healthy weight or losing unnecessary weight.
2) Feeling happier and more energized.
3) Increased blood flow to the brain, which helps to prevent brain diseases.
4) A stronger immune system.
5) Reduced risk of heart diseases.
6) Maintenance of your mental and physical equipoise.
In summary, we only have one body and it is our responsibility to take care of it by eating proper foods and practicing sustainable eating habits. Put in the effort now and watch as you train yourself to be healthier, happier, and a role model for those around you.